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The Renaissance Flute: A Guide

The renaissance flute predated the baroque flute. The renaissance flute was a transverse flute used in Europe between 1500 until the advent of the baroque flute in 1670. About the instrument Information about the renaissance flute is relatively sparse. However, by observing historical construction principles, we know that the original instruments had a cylindrical bore, … Read more

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Types of Flutes: From Classical To Modern

The flute family is an interesting one as there are actually many different types of flutes, some of which you may not have heard of before. The word flute can actually refer to many different instruments and not just the modern flutes that we know about today. There are actually many different flute types that … Read more

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Flute Vs Recorder: A Guide to the Differences

Understanding the flute vs recorder is an interesting topic as from the outside these two instruments actually seem quite different. The word ‘flute’ is used to describe a variety of different instruments, but essentially it refers to an instrument in the woodwind family that produces a sound by blowing air over a small opening. Nowadays … Read more